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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    He played in Four “qualifying comps” - not World Cups - but I can see exactly where your pedantic nature is going to help dig yourself out of not reading the initial post correctly. But I have no doubt you will claim that the “Qualifying” is part of the World Cup as what we see now are the “Finals” -
    Interesting to have a squad of best players never to have played in the world cup finals

    Best, Giggs, Cantona....... Thats a very good start
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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    Interesting to have a squad of best players never to have played in the world cup finals

    Best, Giggs, Cantona....... Thats a very good start
    Plus George Weah, Alfredo Di Stefano, and Gareth Bale is yet to play in one either. A lot of seriously good attackers that have never played in a World Cup.
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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    Interesting to have a squad of best players never to have played in the world cup finals

    Best, Giggs, Cantona....... Thats a very good start
    Good shout

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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    Interesting to have a squad of best players never to have played in the world cup finals

    Best, Giggs, Cantona....... Thats a very good start
    There's a lot more research involved in that though.

    Bale can go in it! I doubt he'll ever play in one anyway. Could fashion an XI, with the help of some googled articles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    When Dan brought this up he said "Only rule is that they have to have played in the World Cup since it started in 1930." No implication that they must have set the tournament alight. Thus Cristiano and Messi, as potentially the two best players to have ever played the game, probably need to go in.

    To say someone shouldn't go in because they didn't get to the latter stages is a bit harsh on some from lesser countries anyway. Cristiano's Portugal teams have been pretty poor at times, highly unlikely that he ever would have got them into a final I'd say. Take Ashley Cole as a different example on the same point, he was one of the best left backs in the world at his peak, and showed it for his country, but England never got anywhere in World Cups while he was playing. Not really his fault.
    That's a fair point, Ashley Cole is a good example as i think even in our performances he did well and also at one point was the best Lb in the world.

    But if we simply pick the best 11 players in the world ever that happen to have got to a world cup, then imo that would also mean dropping some of the others have picked who have maybe had their best performances at a world cup. I think most have tried picking teams with players that have generally enjoyed world cup success, players like baggio for example. He doesn't get mentioned as one of the greatest ever but his world cup exploits get him in peoples squads here.
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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Papas1982 View Post
    That's a fair point, Ashley Cole is a good example as i think even in our performances he did well and also at one point was the best Lb in the world.

    But if we simply pick the best 11 players in the world ever that happen to have got to a world cup, then imo that would also mean dropping some of the others have picked who have maybe had their best performances at a world cup. I think most have tried picking teams with players that have generally enjoyed world cup success, players like baggio for example. He doesn't get mentioned as one of the greatest ever but his world cup exploits get him in peoples squads here.
    I kind of went half an half with mine. I couldn't leave Messi or Cristiano out, but a lot of my spots were filled with guys who won the World Cup at their peaks. Cannavaro, Lahm, Ramos, Iniesta etc. Baggio was just slightly before my time, as I was going with players I remember watching.
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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    I kind of went half an half with mine. I couldn't leave Messi or Cristiano out, but a lot of my spots were filled with guys who won the World Cup at their peaks. Cannavaro, Lahm, Ramos, Iniesta etc. Baggio was just slightly before my time, as I was going with players I remember watching.
    And that's the crux of it really. No right or wrong. Undoubtably they'd be in everyones best 11 ever. But if world cups matter then it's open to interpretation and for me, neither get close. But thats the joy of a forum. We can agree to differ.
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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Meanwhile in a parallel universe that looks like ours but is different in so many ways - Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Juve for reported £105m
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by therod View Post
    I’d build a team around roger milla!!!! He was awesome in Italia 90. For 50 year old
    I was trying to remember his name earlier......excellent call.

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    I'd find a way to include Bobby Charlton and Claudio Caniggia.

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